Celebrating the Gourmet Gospel… of the Mediterranean Diet.
Happy Olive Owner Sue Rusyniak brings her own passion for food and the endless health benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle to the store she purchased from longtime original owners Vickie & Richard Bailey in 2020.
Today, Sue shares the Bailey’s commitment to educating customers and ensuring the very freshest harvests from Spain, Italy, Australia, and other regions that produce award-winning monocultivars. Her husband George has his own family roots in Italy, and the Rusyniak’s frequent European travels make the transition from foodie to EVOO evangelical a natural. Sharing recipes from her own kitchen comes just as naturally… so customers are sure to leave with a fresh idea for the Olive’s oils & vins or seasonings.
The Happy Olive imports aged balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy in more than 2 dozen blends. Artisan oils are featured by hemisphere and harvest as opposed to store-bought varieties that may sit on a warehouse shelf for months. You’ll also find signature spices, teas, linens, bath & body, Etta B pottery, Ronaldo Jewelry and a variety of local and regionally sourced products.